Bacolod is famous for its Maskarra Festival in October, where its denizens don these masks in parades in the streets. In fact started just in 1980 after the city experienced the twin tragedies of mass deaths due to a sinking ferry, as well as the rapid decline of its economy due to the declining sugar industry. The smiling faces on the masks were meant to conceal the actual sadness of its people.
Bacolod (31 Mar-2 Apr 14) April 1st 2014 After just two quick nights, it was time to bid farewell to wonderful Sugar Beach, and head back up northwards along the western coast of Negros Occidental. And it was another standing-room only jam-packed bus ride from Montilla to the provincial capital of Bacolod, which would also be my last new stop here in the Visayas.
A medium-sized city that is a somewhat smaller version of Cebu, Bacolod ... read more
Asia » Philippines » Negros » Bacolod The Philippine Islands became a Spanish colony during the 16th century; they were ceded to the US in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. In 1935 the Philippines became a self-governing commonwealth. Manuel QUEZON was elected President and was ta... ... read more
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